Life sure does put obstacles in our way. Sometimes there is no avoiding them.
Have you ever had to face one yourself?
Did it leave you feeling scared or alone?
Did you doubt yourself that you could get through and overcome it?
My life mantra is “Out of darkness comes colour” it came about because of the obstacles in my own life journey that I had to face.
It is also about my life mission and my desire to share my personal journey so that I can help and teach others to learn the tools and tricks that helped me out of my despair. So if needed, they could be more resilient when obstacles knock on their door as well.
I know that I can bring two sides of the coin to the table when I talk about such subjects, I have my own personal tales and I have spent many of years studying and practicing in these fields. So I know just how our mind, body and spirit health is essential for our well-being, and the importance of tending to it.
Ok, so I am now ready to open up my life to you and go deep into the dungeons of my life and tell you about a major obstacle in my life that I had to face and how I learnt to fly again.
My story starts as a starry eyed loved up normal twenty three year old. It was at this age that my life changed forever, for it was that age that I started to get really ill. My body literally wasn’t able to digest most things. By the time I was twenty four I was a skeletal mass of my former self, weighing in at forty three kilograms which is about six and half stone and I was experiencing severe pain in parts of my body. No one could give me any explanations as to why this was happening.
My life stopped, I had been derailed at Pause Mode station, and my family was worried about whether or not I was going to still be around for my next birthday. I too didn’t know if I was going to make twenty five let alone thirty.
The whole experience had me on my knees in every sense, my mind; body and spirit were totally broken. I could no longer spread my wings and fly.
I didn’t know it at the time but I had eleven more years of arriving and pulling in at different stations of this journey. The obstacle was an undiagnosed and unmanaged connective tissue disorder. It robbed me of so many things, my most fertile years, my identity in every sense from work, socially, even my relationship and marriage was robbed of the ‘normal’ precious moments and memories that one gets with their partner.
It took four operations, countless tests, doctors’ appointments, name taunts and so much more until I could walk freely in my own footsteps and having me living and being well again.
Yep, as I mention it robbed me of so many things. Every part of me was truly tested.
Well so I thought…………………..
Had I a crystal ball back then I would see myself nineteen years later and I would be recovered and standing in a space were my body was immersed with the vibration of gratitude within me. My blue eyes would be staring at a sea of faces of people who had or were suffering with cancer and other debilitating disorders and I would be telling them my story.
This, my fellow Spirited Goddesses, truly happened to me last week. I had no idea that my story would both inspire them and reduce my audience to have tear drops roll down their faces.
So without further ado: I would like to share with you the following twelve amazing tools that helped me step into and be the person I am today. I have given practical examples so that you can see how they can help you.
Twelve ways you can fly again when obstacles knock you down
Colour truly has helped me to release old patterns and embrace a new way of living. I have used it in the forms of Colouring therapy, wearing it, breathing in and meditating on and with colours.
Such an important emotion to honour. On a daily basis I remember to be grateful for the smallest of things each day, from brushing my hair to feeling the wind on my face. We can lose these simple things in an instant as I know only too well.
Has really helped me tune into who I was and still my mind from clutter, be relaxed and make me more resilient to stress. I have tried assorted meditations, from Buddhist, colour, chakra, and relaxation ones, so find one that works best for you.
This is a major one for me. Self-development and education has been vital for my healing and has helped me to move forward. I educated myself with every tool and course that was available to me, all of which related to my mind, body and spiritual health and well-being.
Studying also gave me a focus and helped me to look to the future, especially in the years I had no idea where my future lay.
I have found affirmations to be such positive reinforcements along my journey. I know that they have changed the way I think; I am a more positive person because of them.
Writing allowed me to release things then and there. I was also able to reflect back on how far I had come and it helped me to realise the growth that I had underwent.
I used visualisations a lot. I use to visualise myself as an older woman wearing a yellow jacket; it relieved me of a lot of anxieties as some days I didn’t know if I would be here to grow old.
I learnt to love and be gentle with myself, from buying myself nice night wear, or purchasing a meditation cd, or soaking in a hot bath. I knew and know that I was and am allowing myself time to nurture my whole being.
9.-Chakra healing work-
This one was profound for me. I found that blocks that I had from an array of areas and issues in my life just melted away ever so quickly once I started working on my chakras. It sure freed my body and awakened my true spiritual self.
Crystals were and still are my best friends; I would bring them into the hospital and just generally carry them around or wear them as well. Their properties gave me strength to get through what I needed too.
For some people talking to someone is out of the question but for me I personally found it beneficial. I have seen an array of people over the years from counsellors, EFT practitioners, hypnotherapists etc. Talking to someone helped me to deal with and release all those issues and fears that I was holding inside me.
12.-Connecting with the Angels-
My divine angels have helped me get through some of my darkest days, they always came when I called on them. The two main angels I worked with were Archangel Raphael, the AA of healing and Archangel Michael; the AA of protection, Michael helped me to cut the cords of the past and to all the things that no longer served a purpose.
All these things I used are vessels and tools that will allow you as it did for me to channel your inner goddess. Life is going to throw obstacles at us, but we are the ones who have to choose whether we are going to spread our wings and fly again and whether we are going to rise and allow ourselves, to heal, to shine and to embrace a life that we truly feel connected and mindfully love to live!
My obstacles were the things that made me and are the reason why today I walk on a new road in life, it sure is a different one but each foot step that I take is one of resilience, gratitude, courage, compassion, empathy and happiness that I am still here to tell you my story today.
I would like to leave you with this amazing quote to reflect on by Christian D. Larson.
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”
I would love to know how you have overcome an obstacle in your own life. I would also love to hear about how you can or will or have used one or more of the twelve things I mentioned. Leave me a comment below.
Fly high my fellow friend.
Love K x
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